Defence procurement has been one of the biggest machines for wasting money
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Wednesday 15 September 2010
MPs will investigate the effect that the most radical reforms to policing in 50 years will have on the future of the service, it was announced today.
Tuesday 17 August 2010
Illegal drugs should be decriminalised because the blanket ban has failed to cut crime or improve health, a leading doctor has said.
Monday 02 August 2010
Thousands of appeals against immigration decisions succeeded last year without the Home Office even attending a hearing to defend its original rejections, figures showed today.
Friday 11 June 2010
Margaret Hodge, the former Labour minister, has been handed one of the most powerful backbench jobs in the Commons after winning the election to lead parliament's government spending watchdog.
Saturday 15 May 2010
Sunday 11 April 2010
Voting is indeed "one of the most precious freedoms we can have", but the low turnouts in recent elections have shown just how few people in this country appreciate it. Low participation diminishes our democracy, and it would be a devastating blow if the expenses scandal and general political disillusionment were to deter even more people from taking part.
Tuesday 23 March 2010
The Government needs to place more emphasis on early intervention when it comes to identifying and dealing with potential young offenders, a group of MPs said today.
Monday 08 March 2010
DNA matches from the national database help solve as few as one crime in every 1,300, it was claimed today.
Thursday 28 January 2010
Thursday 07 January 2010
But what on earth were they up to? What did they think they were doing? It's marvellous how bad politicians are at this sort of thing. They couldn't organise an act of congress on a porn set.
Tuesday 10 November 2009
For those who play computer games the furore over the latest Call of Duty title is an all too predictable and depressingly familiar controversy. At least once every year a politician – normally one who has never picked up an Xbox controller in their life – howls with outrage and righteous indignation at the latest software release to have upset the moral brigade.
Monday 09 November 2009
As laughable as it was predictable, MP Keith Vaz has criticised the publication of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, a new game from Activision that features scenes of violence and places gamers in scenarios where they are asked to decide whether to kill civilians in order to infiltrate a group of Russian terrorists.
Friday 18 September 2009
The Attorney General, Baroness Scotland, was fighting for her political career last night as immigration officials began an investigation into how she came to hire an illegal worker as a housekeeper.
Thursday 17 September 2009
Immigration officials launched an investigation today into revelations that the Attorney General, Baroness Scotland, employed an illegal migrant.
Thursday 30 July 2009
Just as David Cameron missed the point last year about the song "Eton Rifles" by The Jam (it's not, in fact, a recruiting hymn to the school cadet force, as Paul Weller had to explain to him), he now fails to realise that one doesn't use the word "twat" in polite company.
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Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
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- 2 Van driver who comforted Clark Carlisle and called 999 after suicide attempt dies age 24
- 3 People all over the world are getting semicolon tattoos to draw attention to mental health
- 4 Baby rescued 1km out to sea after parents forgot about her
- 5 Greek debt crisis: The photograph that conveys the despair of Greece's elderly